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    apple watch and moving away from Fido, advice?

    Hey guys,

    After 22 years with Fido I think it's time for me to move. Mainly because my wife wants our two younger boys to have apple watches and under the new apple family setup it requires the watches to be on a plan - which Fido does not offer. So I'm looking for some advice. Currently I have 3 lines with Fido:

    Line 1: 10gb data, talk/text unlimited/voicemail value pack (Fido Pulse 10GB BYOP) $70 a month
    Line 2: same as Line 1 @ $70 a month
    Line 3: BYOP Fido Pulse 5gb Small $50 a month

    so total bill monthly is $216

    None of these lines are on contract

    With apple watch it needs to be Bell/Telus/Rogers. I'll need to add a couple more lines in the next few years so it will be a total of 5 lines.

    Any advice on where to start looking or better deals on data?

    thanks
    fordman

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    If you must have the watches on cellular then you are correct, they will need to be one of the big telcos. I've done the analysis for Rogers and Telus below; not bell because I'm biased. Note Telus you don't need to pay to add a watch to a 'connect' plan. Rogers you do.

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    Telus 3 BYOD Lines (20GB Data each, no overage charges), 2 Watches
    
    Peace of Mind™ Connect	$85
    Peace of Mind™ Connect	$85
    Peace of Mind™		$75
    			===
    			$245
    Family Discount		-$30
    			===
    			$215/mo+tx
    
    
    
    Rogers 3 BYOD Lines (20GB Data each, no overages), 2 Watches
    
    Rogers Infinite	BYOD	$75
    Rogers Infinite	BYOD	$75
    Rogers Infinite	BYOD	$75
    Watch Addon		$10
    Watch Addon		$10
    			===
    			$245
    3 Line Discount		-$20
    			===
    			$225/mo+tx
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    Thx for the analysis trek. Pretty much all the same price it looks like. I’m assuming when you add the Apple Watch cellular it gets a unique phone number via esim (that’s the selling point of family setup for apple - the kids get a unique number in their watch). As I understand it Telus has better coverage in western Canada.

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    I assume so yes, as every line gets a unique number. As for coverage I've not had issues with either Telus or Rogers in in the West (here in Vancouver, or during my travels to Edmonton and Calgary in the 'before-times')

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    You may find it easier to ‘switch’ to Rogers as it is in-house. Nobody gets their feelings hurt.

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    I moved to bell after 21 years with Fido. I had 30GB for $75, plus voice costs that added up to over $120 for my main line. Bell gave me 30GB including voice for $85 +$10 for the watch line.

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